The Adventures of Boots: the Giant Snowballby Linda Black
Boots is an adventuresome cat who loves playing in the snow. Lots of fresh snow has fallen and Boots wants to make a snowman. When his friends tell him he should wait, he tackles the job alone. Persistence and determination are the only tools that Roscoe, Bucky, and Sunshine have in searching for Boots. But when they find him, how will they be able to free him from the jaws of a giant? They have an idea, but will it work?
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Boots is an almost entirely white cat. Only his feet are black and they look like he's wearing a pair of boots. But Boots doesn't like his black feet. He thinks they are ugly. Boots asks his best friends, Buck, Roscoe and Sunshine to help him build a snowman during a storm. But his pals say it's too cold for that so Boots stubbornly decides to make the snowman himself. But then something terrible happens and Boots is lost. His friends search high and low for him. They even check if he fell into the water. You'll be surprised at what happens next. This book teaches a valuable lesson. Children, teachers, and parents will enjoy it. They will also love the large, life-like illustrations. I highly recommend this remarkable book! Review by: Deanie Humphrys Dunne Author of: Tails of Sweetbrier Charlie the Horse Charlene the Star Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes
Beautiful lively illustrations grace this sweet children’s story. There’s a lovely three-dimensional feel to snowballs, trees, and the faces of animals as Boots the cat tries to build a snowman on his own, only to fall prey to a passing snow plough and the snowballs in its wake. While the story might be slightly confusing for a beginning reader, the pictures will inspire fun questions and answers as a wonderful cast of characters search for their friend. The lesson’s wise and gently told with a well-timed reminder to count our blessings and thank God for his gifts. A lovely book to share with small children as the snow falls outside, The Adventure of Boots and the Giant Snowball is just the right length, with the right collection of pictures and just the right details to intrigue, teach and inspire. Disclosure: I was lucky enough to get this ebook when it was free.
The children's picture book, "The Adventures of Boots: The Giant Snowball", written by Linda Black and illustrated by Masha Holl is a fun wintertime romp. The main character is a white cat named Boots who hates the black markings on his feet that gave him his name. He thinks they are ugly, even though everyone else tells him otherwise. However, just when Boots is the most irritated with his black "socks", he finds that they just might be useful after all. In fact, they may be the most important feature he has been given. There are several themes throughout this story, including self-acceptance, friendship, teamwork, appreciation and faith. The story is not at all preachy or boring, but it does manage to pass along the importance of these character traits. The story isn't overly religious, but it does mention God and encourages kids to count their blessings and give thanks for them. In many ways this story reminded me of the classic stories I grew up with that were full of faith and morality. In no way is this a bad thing, in fact, I often miss seeing these qualities in the children's literature that is produced today. As for the illustrations, they just may be the best part of the story. The artist did a fine job of depicting the events happening in the story and created characters that children will immediately identify with. The artistic style is very unusual for a picture book. It is almost three-dimensional and has an animated feel to it. In fact, when I looked through the illustrations, the first thought that came to mind was that the artwork was impressive enough to hold its own against much of the animation you see on tv or in movies. Undoubtedly, this artist has a great career ahead of her. Over all, this book is fun, meaningful and of very good quality.
The author, Linda Black, tells a tale about an adorable cat named Boots and his close friends. It's a story of friendship, faith and persistence.